Articles about wildlife that have been injured and are recovering at Refuge for Wildlife.
Bernie was badly electrocuted in Playa Guiones in December 2016. He not only suffered from painful electrical burns, Bernie also caught on fire during the accident. Every year Refuge for Wildlife rescues hundreds of monkeys and other wildlife that have been electrocuted due to uninsulated power lines and transformers. Electrocution is the #1 killer of howler […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bernie’s Rehabilitation and Release
Han has been with us since late May when he was hit by a car and broke his femur and hip. We immediately took him to Nicoya for x-rays and discovered that the fracture was very bad and that the only way we could save Han’s leg was through an expensive surgery that was out or […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Han’s Rehabilitation
Costa Rica: One woman’s fight to save the country’s monkeys The growth of tourism in Costa Rica has been an economic plus but has taken an unforeseen toll on wildlife. Increased need for power means more electrical transformers, which have had a devastating effect on the country’s howler monkey population. Most of Costa Rica’s power […]Continue Reading... No Comments.